Any time a National Football League team makes its final cuts to get down to the mandatory roster limit of 53 there are bound to be some surprises. Jonathan Dwyer to most Steelers’ fans was that surprise when the team made their cuts yesterday afternoon.
Fans will wonder how a team can cut previous years’ leading rusher and that’s normal. They’ll also wonder why the guy who has run pretty well in the preseason was cut and that’s normal. With Le’Veon Bell still on the bench with his foot injury, fans will wonder how you cut the ‘next man up’ and that’s normal too.
Dwyer was cut for numerous reasons and the two fumbles this preseason played a part but they don’t tell the whole story. When the Steelers traded outside linebacker Adrian Robinson to the Eagles for Felix Jones, most saw the move as being just about depth but there was another motive as well.
Despite under-achieving through most of his career, Jones fits the blocking scheme better than Dwyer does and provides a home run thr...